The 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research, and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. Four categories have been defined within the challenge, with one winner from each to be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California in March 2018.
Winners will have the opportunity to present their innovative idea to the conference and will gain entry into the Think Beyond Plastic Annual Acceleration Program, which combines expert advice, mentorship from industry leaders, product development, financial planning and much more to provide a bridge to commercialization for viable and scalable ideas to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans.
If you are enrolled in university as of June 2017, 18 years or above at the time of submission, and supported by a faculty member at their university, you can submit an entry before the revised deadline of 20 November, 2017 at 23:59 EST.
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